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Who is Still Running for US President?

Май 4, 2016    
Who is Still Running for US President?

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REPUBLICANS

Two Republican candidates remain in the race, and 520 delegates are still up for grabs before the convention that begins July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. A republican candidate needs 1,237 delegates to win the nomination.

Donald Trump:

—    New York businessman Donald Trump has won 1,047 delegates.

—    Next speaking engagement is in Charleston West Virginia, according to his campaign website

—    During his victory speech tonight, he said “Ted Cruz – I don’t know if he likes me or he doesn’t like me but he is one hell of a competitor”


John Kasich:

—    Ohio governor John Kasich has won 171 delegates. It is mathematically impossible for him to win the nomination before July but he remains in the race in hopes of achieving a contested convention this summer.

—    Kasich gave a speech Tuesday evening, presenting himself as a moderate alternative to Trump. “I’m going to talk about the choice America faces in this election. And it’s frankly a choice between two paths. Two very different paths.”

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Upcoming Primaries for republicans:

May 10: Nebraska (36 delegates), West Virginia (34 delegates)

May 17: Oregon (27 delegates)

May 24: Washington (44 delegates)

June 7: California (172 delegates), Montana (27 delegates), New Jersey (51 delegates), New Mexico (24 delegates), and South Dakota (29 delegates)

DEMOCRATS

Two Democratic candidates remain in the race, and 1,163 delegates are still up for grabs before the convention that begins July 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A democratic candidate needs 2,383 to win the nomination.

Hillary Clinton:

—    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has won 2,202 delegates.

—    Clinton has already begun focusing on the general elections. Her only tweet after the release of the Indiana primary results was “Donald Trump is the presumptive @GOP nominee. Chip in now if you agree we can’t let him become president”

—    Clinton will be spending the next two days primarily fundraising in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.

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Bernie Sanders:

—    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has won 1,400 delegates.

—    During his victory speech in Indiana, he said “I understand that secretary Clinton thinks this campaign is over. I’ve got some bad news for her. Tonight we won a great victory in Indiana…more and more delegates to the democratic convention take a hard look at which candidate is generating the kind of enthusiasm, excitement, and voter turnout that we need to make sure that somebody like a Donald Trump does not become president. I think you’ll see more and more delegates concluding that that candidate is Bernie Sanders.”

—    Sanders will hold rallies in Charleston and Morgantown in West Virginia on Thursday.

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